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The Fundraising Obama Re-emerges

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posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 07:51 AM
When will he stop long enough to do his job?

At separate events in New York City, the president will raise money both for Bill Owens, a Democrat trying to win a special election in an upstate New York congressional district, and for the Democratic National Committee. The national party fundraising event alone is expected to generate between $2 million to $3 million.

What in the hell is this? Phone call house parties that coincide with a rally to stump once again for Obamacare!!

Beyond a $30,400-per-couple dinner for the DNC, Obama will attend a health care rally with tickets starting at $100. His comments at that event will be pumped live via webcast to house parties around the nation, where supporters plan to call voters and ask them to lobby Congress to pass a health care reform bill.

Obama's New York sprint also includes a visit with counterterrorism workers to thank them for their efforts. By holding an official event along with his fundraising, Obama dramatically reduces the cost of presidential travel that's charged to the political campaigns. Taxpayers pick up the rest of the tab.

And that's just Tuesday.

All on the taxpayers dime.

Meanwhile, Obama is still undecided about Afghanistan strategy and additional troop deployments. He would rather listen to a room full of fundraisers and fawning supporters than listen to his Generals in the field. If Obama covers his ears long enough maybe his problems will just disappear.
Reminds me of Tom Hanks in this classic scene from "The Burbs".

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posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 08:05 AM
Please, name us ONE national politician who doesn't attend fund raisers. Please, name ONE.

And if I were President, and an established liar and fraudster like McCrystal, you bet your A@@ I would carefully consider anything he recommends.

his is just another artisan hatchet job. Implying he's doing something wrong, when it's merely the same as every other national politician EVER.

posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 08:34 AM
reply to post by Rhetoric

Sure they do. However, Obama is tying several trips together so the taxpayers will foot most of the bill. Yet, he manages to squeak in an Obamacare rally that links to a phone call house parties to stump for his agenda. He has spent more time stumping for Obamacare and trashing Fox News than he has spent on any other issue.

Time to move on an let Congress do whatever it is they are supposed to do with this ill fated program. Obama needs to make quick, decisive and firm decisions regarding all of our problems in the international theater. Obama, it is time to stick to your guns or at the very least show your guns for once. All he has shown to our allies and to our enemies so far is a squirt gun filled with KoolAid.

We've got big business with Russia, China, Iran, N. Korea, Afghanistan and Pakistan brewing as we speak. Time to get to work.

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posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 09:44 AM

Originally posted by jibeho
Obama needs to make quick, decisive and firm decisions regarding all of our problems in the international theater.

Yeah, that worked so well for Bush, didn't it?

These attack threads are so old. "Look everyone! Obama's doing things that every president and politician before him has done and we didn't really care! But now it's time to complain because ... well... because it's OBAMA! He was supposed to be different"!

And when he IS different, you complain, saying he should do things like Bush did... Whew! It's dizzying!

posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 11:48 AM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic

Look BH, It is one excuse after another with regard to Afghanistan. Now he is using the Run Off election as an excuse to delay a decision on more troop deployment. He wants to wait until the election is over. We're talking end of November if we're lucky.

I am not advocating war by any means. Truth be told. I say pull out completely or go in full bore with the entire might of our military to support the effort. In case you have not heard, we are being trounced in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Obama is just hooping it up on the home front at the expense of our troops stationed in Hell. He needs to grow a set of stones and make an EXECUTIVE Decision based on the intel. that he has.

CAPITAL CULTURE: Obamas big on White House gigs

The classic Obama response to bring Bush into the fight. Nice move BH. I was not one of Bush's biggest fans in his later admin. years. However, like him or not, the world always knew where he stood on the issues. Obama continues to backpedal and waffle or simply makes excuses and delays decisions. Iran is a prime example. He gave them until the G20 to comply with nuke inspections. That came and went with no action. THen he stressed firm sanctions that never happened. Now all he wants to do is talk some more. Meanwhile, Iran is accusing us of planning the recent suicide bomb attack on the Revolutionary Guard and is threatening revenge.

Wake up!

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